Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

Art. Art. 42A.258
Evaluation for Purposes of Sex Offender Treatment, Specialized Supervision, or Rehabilitation


If the defendant is a sex offender, the judge shall direct a supervision officer approved by the community supervision and corrections department or the judge, or a person, program, or other agency approved by the council, to:


evaluate the appropriateness of, and a course of conduct necessary for, treatment, specialized supervision, or rehabilitation of the defendant; and


report the results of the evaluation to the judge.


The judge may require the evaluation to use offense-specific standards of practice adopted by the council and may require the report to reflect those standards.


The evaluation must be made:


after arrest and before conviction, if requested by the defendant; or


after conviction and before the entry of a final judgment.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 770 (H.B. 2299), Sec. 1.01, eff. January 1, 2017.

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